Thursday, August 1
Florida Theatrical Association presents the ten-time Tony Award nominee The Full Monty at The Abbey in downtown Orlando from today through August 19. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, NY are miserable. They have no cash and no prospects. After seeing their wives go crazy over male strippers at their “Girls’ Night Out,” the men set out to make some quick cash showing off their “real man” bodies by becoming a team of male strippers. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.” Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at TicketFly.com.
Friday, August 2
The Dr. Phillips Center for the performing arts presents Tim Allen at 8pm. Allen honed his talents as a stand-up comic throughout the eighties, providing the perfect lead-in to his highly successful ABC television series “Home Improvement” where he garnered a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy nomination, and was honored with the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Male Performer in a Television Series” for an unprecedented eight years in a row. Tickets start at $71 at DrPhillipsCenter.org
The Orlando Improv presents DL Hughley today tomorrow and Sunday. As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN “The Hughleys,” D.L. is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances D.L. switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central “Weekends at the DL.” He is a regular on the late night talk show circuit. He is frequently requested, and has even guest hosted on such shows as, “The View” and “Live with Regis & Kelly.” In addition, D.L. has headlined several comedy specials including “D.L. Hughley: Going Home,” “D.L. Hughley Live”, “Shocked & Appalled” and the recent “Unapologetic”. Tickets start at $35 at TheImprovOrlando.com.
Saturday, August 3
The MBA presents the 2019 Pride in Business Awards Gala presented by Two Spirit Health from 8 to 11pm. This night will honor the Orlando’s region stellar performers in business within the LGBT community. With the awards presented by distinguished community leaders and business professionals during an incredible full course dinner, the Gala also includes an awesome silent auction, a special VIP pre-dinner reception, and an epic after party in City Walk! Located at the iconic Hard Rock Live Orlando, this is an evening you don’t want to miss! Join them as they honor our community’s rock stars, and contact them ASAP to learn about sponsorships in a variety of packages. For more information or to purchase your ticket(s), go to: thepridechamber.org/events.
The Parliament House presents Big, Bold & Beautiful, as the Big Gal Invasion comes to the World Famous Parliament House! Thats right 3 of the big girls from RuPaul’s Drag Race: Victoria “Porkchop” Parker, Jiggly Caliente, and Stacy Layne Matthews will all be performing with the Footlight players tonight at 10pm and 12 midnight. General admission is $12, with a VIP meet and greet only $20.
Neema’s Latin Saturdays “Amor” at Stonewall Bar Orlando presents extra special guest Miss Continental 2018 Stasha Sanchez during the show at 12am. Along with Stasha they will feature Amalara Sofia and Mhi’ya Iman Lepaige. Door Diva Samantha Stone opens up at 9pm, and there is NO COVER until 10pm. Music by DJs Franklin Cruel and Kraig Matthews.
Monday, August 5
Neema, and his Latin Saturdays “Amor” combine with Southern Nights Orlando to present the Miss Glamorous Newcomer 2019 Pageant honoring Miss Glamorous newcomer Mhi’ya Iman LePaige. Doors open at 8pm with pageant starting at 9pm. Admission is $15 (cash only), and registration for contestant is $100 before August 1 and $150 thereafter with the winner taking $1,000 in cash! The categories include: presentation (Glitz and Glamour), Solo talent and Gown. The night will be hosted by Angelica Michelle Jones with performances by:Azsia Dupree (Kayla Finn), Kenya M. Black, Felicia T Fox and Olivia Rae Taylor. For more information call Neema at 386-235-6169 or email email@example.com
Friday, August 9
Southern Nights Orlando presents the birthday celebration of Nina West, who won the congeniality award on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11. The night will also feature drag shows at 11pm & 12:30am featuring Roxxxy Andrews, Maya Andrews, Tasha Long, Sassy Devine & Tashae Royale Sherrington.
The Amway Center in Orlando presents the Jonas Brothers, along with opening acts Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw at 7:30pm. After building overwhelming anticipation, Grammy-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio–Jonas Brothers—present their Happiness Begins Tour, their first headline tour in almost a decade. Tickets start at $82 at AmwayCenter.com. They will also be performing tomorrow, Saturday, August 10, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa at 7:30pm with tickets starting at $27 at Amaliearena.com
Saturday, August 10
The STRAZ Center for the Performing Arts presents the annual Pole for a Purpose pole dance and aerial arts showcase featuring performers from around the United States in this spectacular demonstration of alluring athleticism. Prepare for an evening of sultry thrills and intoxicating acrobatics on fourteen feet of chrome. The best part? All the fun is for a great cause – Pole for a Purposehas raised over $32,000 for charitable organizations. For more information, visit poleforapurpose.com. For tickets, which start at $43, go to: Strazcenter.org.
Tuesday, August 13
Starting today and going through Friday, August 16th the NGLCC (National LGBT Chamber of Commerce) will present their International Business & Leadership Conference 2019 at the Tampa Convention Center. This globally recognized conference is the largest LGBT business event on the planet. The NGLCC Conference delivers innovative leadership programming as well as networking and engagement opportunities for more than 1,400 LGBT and allied business leaders. Cutting-edge educational programs include inspiring keynote speakers Billy Porter and Sally Hogshead and trans son Ash, the annual B2B Boot Camp for certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), a local chamber development track, Marketplace Expo, one-on-one Matchmaker meetings between suppliers and Fortune 500 companies, and much more. There will also be a special performance Deborah Cox. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: https://nglcc.org/nglcc19
Friday, August 16
The Amway Center in Orlando presents Khalid in his Free Spirit World Tour at 7:30pm. In July 2016, his debut single, “Location,” was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In March 2017, he released his critically-acclaimed debut studio album, “American Teen,” and received Grammy nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song (“Location”). In 2018, he released, “Love Lies,” a duet with singer Normani recorded for the film soundtrack, “Love, Simon” and it reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Love Lies” was each artist’s first number one song on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, and finished in the top 20 on Billboard’s 2018 Hot 100 Year-End chart. Tickets star at $37 at AmwayCenter.com.
Saturday, August 17
Kink – An Art Affair, will makes its debut and is sure to be more than another art auction coming to St Petersburg. From 8pm to midnight. This event celebrates our craving for love, lust, and fascination with everything in between. It is also a platform to educate on safe and informed sex through knowledge and sexual empowerment. The visual art for auction is complimented with entertainment featuring guest DJ L MO, body painting by Undine Body Art and Nicole Hays, donation bar, erotic performances by TigerLily, Dondelion, male revue Tampa, and a host of sexy guests. Food truck by Maggie on the Move and decadent desserts. Special demonstrations from: Florida LeatherSir and Leatherboy 2019, Florida Community Boot black, Running Aemok, Electro and Impact play, Roping, and so many more surprises to be announced! All art donated by local artists for auction will benefit and be held at Metro Inclusive Health (3251 3rd Avenue North). If you haven’t guessed, “tasteful nudity” will also be present (exposed breast must wear pasties and no exposed genitalia). Guests are encouraged to dress up or down in their fetish finest. KINK is a 21+ event. For full list of participating artists go to: metrotampabay.org/event/kink-an-art-affair/.
Sunday, August 18
The Amalie Arena presents Queen + Adam Lambert in The Rhapsody Tour at 8pm. Announcing their Rhapsody tour Taylor said: “We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle.” Lambert said: “We have been designing a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!” May adds: “This is a great opportunity. Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever, and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, America!” Tickets start at $46 at Amaliearena.com.
Friday, August 23
The Tampa Improv presents Loni Love tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. A real-life journey that takes a person from a latchkey kid of a loving and hardworking mother in Detroit’s Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects to a stand-up comedienne/movie star/bacon loving television personality is not something that happens easily or often, but somehow Loni Love pulled it off with her usual aplomb. Loni is currently a co-host of The Real, the one-hour daily talk show which has just been renewed for a fifth & sixth season on Fox stations. The show was nominated for four EMMY Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show, and won the EMMY for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts. Tickets are $25 at ImprovTampa.com.
Southern Nights Orlando presents the 1st runner up from Season 11 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, the Canadian bombshell Brooke Lynn Hytes. If you can’t make it tonight, catch Brooke tomorrow, Saturday, August 24, at Southern Nights Tampa.
Saturday, August 24
The Amway Center presents The Backstreet Boys (BSB) in their first and biggest arena tour in 18 years. The band is touring in support of their latest album, “DNA.” BSB analyzed their own individual DNA profiles to discover what crucial element each member represents in the group’s DNA. Tickets which start at $190 can be purchased at AmwayCenter.com
The Amalie Arena presents Monster Jam in their Triple Threat Series today at 1 and 7pm. This Series brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most, more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, and more action! Each event tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions driving three different vehicles Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs. These athletes battle for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit. The point leader will receive an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals to compete for the title of World Champion. Tickets start at $15 at Amaliearena.com
Friday, August 30
The Tampa Improv presents Lavell Crawford tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. From his numerous television appearances and as one of the hottest touring acts in the country, audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Lavell’s giant-sized talent. Lavell gained huge national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series Last Comic Standing. He was also seen as a regular panelist on E! Entertainment’s Chelsea Lately.
The Orlando Improv presents Tommy Davidson today, tomorrow and Sunday. Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, his visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent. Davidson’s hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. Tickets at $22 at TheImprovOrlando.com.